Dental Services

Tooth Extraction

Your oral wellness is our top priority, so let’s get that mouth healthy!

Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from your jaw bone. This may be necessary if your dentist can’t repair the damage to your tooth or if there is extensive decay, infection or tooth mobility. Teeth may also be removed to relieve crowding.

What is Tooth Extraction?

When a tooth is damaged, your dentist will aim to treat and save it by using treatment options such as root canal treatment, crowns or fillings. In some situations, your tooth may be badly damaged or decayed to a point where extraction is needed to maintain your oral health.

At Maven Dental, we consider your overall wellness and examine your mouth to determine the treatment that is best for your overall health. Your dentist or specialist will advise if a tooth needs to be removed.

Need to know

Appointments

A minimum of 4 appointments

  • At least 2 appointments (except if you are in pain, when immediate treatment may be necessary)
  • At the consultation, your Maven dentist will listen to your concerns, examine your teeth and discuss the options with you.

Should you need your tooth (or teeth) removed, additional appointments will be made as appropriate.

How long it takes?

This depends on the number of teeth that need to be removed

  • Usually the appointment will take around 30 to 60 minutes

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Your symptoms
  • Your requirement for sedation or GA
  • Your normal oral care routine at home
  • Whether you would like the tooth replaced

Before your appointment

  • For the consultation, there is no special preparation needed.
  • Before the removal procedure; your Maven dentist will advise you of any pre-procedure requirements, including:
  • Pre-procedure medication (as prescribed)
  • Having someone accompany you to drive you to and from your appointment
  • Making sure you have something to eat before the procedure (except if you are having sedation)
  • Ensuring you have some over-the-counter pain killers on hand when you get home

After your appointment

Your dentist will provide home care instructions to ensure a fast recovery, these may include:

  • Using ice packs as much as possible to reduce swelling during the first 48 hours
  • Being careful with hot food and drinks
  • Eating a soft food diet
  • Not smoking for as long as possible after surgery (ideally 3 days)
  • Warm salt water mouthwashes starting the day after surgery

Any further post-procedure instructions will be provided by your Maven dentist.

Quick Tip 

After tooth removal, it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort. We recommend allowing yourself a few days to rest at home post-procedure.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

FAQs

The cost of tooth or teeth removal can vary depending on the procedure necessary. Contact your local Maven Dental practice to book a consultation, your dentist will be able to assess your teeth and give you an estimation for the cost of removal.

Your Maven dentist will assess the procedure and discuss your best options for treatment. This will involve a local anaesthetic to numb the area, however it may also include different sedation options to help you feel more relaxed during the procedure.

Similar to most oral health related issues, tooth extraction or removal can usually be prevented with good oral hygiene routine including brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day and regular visits to the dentist. Some situations such as wisdom tooth removal, cannot be prevented.